Sensation seeking and alcohol use predict HIV transmission risks: prospective study of sexually transmitted infection clinic patients, Cape Town, South Africa.

@article{Kalichman2008SensationSA,
  title={Sensation seeking and alcohol use predict HIV transmission risks: prospective study of sexually transmitted infection clinic patients, Cape Town, South Africa.},
  author={Seth C. Kalichman and Leickness Chisamu Simbayi and Sean Edwin Jooste and Redwaan Vermaak and Demetria Cain},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 12},
  pages={1630-3}
}
Alcohol is related to HIV risk behaviors in southern Africa and these behaviors are correlated with sensation seeking personality and alcohol outcome expectancies. Here we report for the first time the associations among sensation seeking, substance use, and sexual risks in a prospective study in Africa. Sexually transmitted infection clinic patients in Cape Town South Africa (157 men and 64 women) completed (a) baseline measures of sensation seeking, sexual enhancement alcohol outcome… CONTINUE READING
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